Problems installing Ubuntu

Asked by dsdonut on 2007-05-31

I'm trying to install ubuntu on an old PC. I'm pretty new to linux.

I can boot to the cd and get to the desktop. However, when I try running the install icon on the desktop, nothing happens. What's going on?

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dsdonut (mrwboilers) said : #1

Sorry, I meant to post this on the ubuntu board.

Jani Monoses (jani) said : #2

how much RAM do you have? Is there another linux swap partition on the harddrive ?

dsdonut (mrwboilers) said : #3

512 MB RAM

there is a swap partition on the hard drive. This isn't the first time I've tried installing ubuntu. I got the install to run before, but it wouldn't boot after the install. I'm trying to re-install.

Jani Monoses (jani) said : #4

I cannot think of anything but a corrupted CD image if nothing happens at all. Can you try running ubiquity from a terminal and see what it prints out?

IonuČ› Jula (ionutjula) said : #5

You shall select "Check CD for defects" when you boot from the LiveCD.

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